Man arrested at Flares nightclub in Middlesbrough

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual assault following an incident at a Teesside nightclub.

A report was made at about 2am on Monday about concerns of the behaviour of  a man inside Flares nightclub in Middlesbrough.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said a third party had reported the incident and officers had arrested a 41-year-old man.

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A quantity of class B drugs was recovered.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs and on suspicion of administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence.

He remains in police custody and enquiries are current. 

Anyone who believes they may have been affected, or anyone who has information is promoted to call police on the 101 number, reference 194336.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at or by phoning 0800 555 111.

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